CHANCE is a youth development service organisation funding education programmes in Nepal. We aim to address quality of education and provide personal development through the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award.

Our team

We have a small team of trustees who provide management support, policy making and specialist advice. This team is supported by field officers and implementation agents in Nepal. All our team members have both vast professional experience and local knowledge of Nepal which enables expert policy to be combined with local needs and requirements. This ensures CHANCE is a leading development organisation within its operating area.


Bill StaceyBill Stacey: UK Administration

The accounting and administration is managed by Bill, a retired commercial manager from IMI. Now devoting his time to charity, he also works as a volunteer for a local organisation, the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust. He is a good pair of hands to ensure the UK home of CHANCE is effectively managed and maintained.


Mark DicksonMark Dickson: Trading Manager

Mark supports the charity trading activity. A senior business professional in the field of asset management, he has a wealth of experience to support CHANCE’s trading activity and financial management. Alongside this, he is also a keen travel writer and photographer and has many years of experience exploring the Himalaya. This also gives Mark an ability to understand the local perspective in Nepal and contribute to policy debate. He joined the Trustees in 2012 following his successful summit of Everest.

Mark HorrellMark Horrell: Communications Adviser

Mark works in digital communications and provides the charity with advice and input on effective communication strategies. He kindly hosts and manages our website. A keen mountaineer who has been visiting Nepal since 2002, he has a wealth of local knowledge and experience on which to draw, combining his professional expertise with local understanding and awareness to create great results. He has been working with the CHANCE team since 2004 as a volunteer and became a Trustee in 2012.

Operations Team

Awaiting photographKedar Khadka and Siling Wangyel

Field Officers

Our work in Nepal is supported by two volunteer field officers, Kedar Khadka and Siling Wangyel. They both work on various aspects of our 3 programmes, helping support policy and oversee implementation with our local agency partner Child Workers In Nepal (CWIN). They are our conduit between the UK and Nepal teams. We are grateful for their voluntary contributions which are extremely valuable to the operation of CHANCE.